Conspicuous Trailer of the Week – The Informant!

For some it’s watching Sex & the City or Entourage reruns, but for moi, one of my guilty pleasures is watching trailers. My are they fun, most are certainly better than the flix themselves.

After watching the pointless and rather insipid Spread (ok so Ashton is hot, what else is new), I was ready for something with a little ‘bite.’ Heh, whaddayaknow, it’s Jason Bourne with geeky glasses + mustache! I was intrigued.

Matt Damon is the Informant!
Matt Damon is the Informant!

Thankfully I was rewarded by a very funny trailer of  Matt Damon starring as The Informant!. Shedding any resemblance to the skilled assassin of the Bourne series, Damon is quite the comedian in this Steven Soderbergh’s corporate black comedy. He plays Matt Whitacre, a bipolar vice president turned informant who submits evidence of his own company’s price fixing tactics. It’s kind of like a humorous version of  The Insider.

There’s a funny bit when Whitacre calls himself secret agent 0014, because he thinks he’s twice as smart as 007. Perhaps a deliberate tongue in cheek as Bourne was billed by critics as the smarter, more efficient James Bond.

Scott Bakula and Melanie Lynskey (who’s obviously too talented to be stuck as Charlie Sheen’s obsessive neighbor in Two and a Half Men) complete the supporting cast. Looks like a lot of fun!

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